Prism, a Surveillance Prison

The government program PRISM which was introduced in 2007, is a surveillance program which collects data from U.S. internet companies in an attempt to better protect national security. Skype, until it was bought by Microsoft in 2011, worked with PRISM to give the government data of many people who had no idea this was happening.… Continue reading Prism, a Surveillance Prison

The Truth About Private Browsing

Ever since the start up of PRISM, an Internet surveillance program under the jurisdiction of the NSA, surfing the web anonymously has never been a concept of the internet. Users of the Internet know there is a “big brother” figure watching over them. This figure doesn’t even have to be monitoring you while you are doing the browsing because… Continue reading The Truth About Private Browsing

The Data Mining Controversy: Dark Side of the Government

The age we live in relies heavily on the ease of communication and information. Part of that problem in and of itself lies within the fact that many of the social media sites revolve around accumulating user-generated content. The amount of data amassed from these sites has reached the point where you can Google search… Continue reading The Data Mining Controversy: Dark Side of the Government